Research is formalized curiosity. It is poking and prying with a purpose”
- Zora Neale Hurston

Research @ St. Thomas 

Research is at the heart of the academic excellence of St. Thomas College.  We seek to provide a creative and supportive environment for the scholars and ensure that our research contributes to the well-being of the society. The excellence and diversity of our research spread across 10 research departments offering research facilities in Hindi, English, Malayalam, Mathematics, Statistics, Physics, Botany, Chemistry, Bio-Chemistry, Zoology, Politics and Commerce.

At presents there are 53 Research guides and 185 research scholars. The college has produced over 271 Ph.D. Degree holders from its various research departments. The institution constantly encourages and promotes research by the faculty. Teachers selected under FDP of the UGC are granted leave protecting all service terms and conditions. The well-stocked spacious modern library, Mahatma Gandhi University Study Centre, 24 hour broadband internet connectivity at speed of 100 Mbps and 4000 + e-journals create the most conducive ambience for research. Opportunities are galore for participation at National/International seminars /conferences. Publications in National as well as International journals and execution of major and minor projects have become a culture of the College due to the immense support from the institution.  The achievements of the faculty in research are duly honoured and acknowledged by the institution. Besides these, two peer reviewed journals - STARS: Interdisciplinary Journal and Sodh Kshithij, Hindi Research Journal are published from the College. The faculty members and research scholars are in the forefront in the publication of articles and books of high academic standards.